We Just Kicked 17 Trees with 1 Ton of Paper Towel

Photo of the end of a pile of cut trees in various round shapes and sizes behind chicken wire.
Photo by Lynne Butler on Unsplash

17 trees and over 20,000 gallons of water.

That’s what’s needed to create one ton of paper towel rolls. Creighton University

“Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.” Thomas Aquinas

Americans spend approximately $5.7 billion per year on paper towels. The next closest country, France, spends about $635 million. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic

“Globally, discarded paper towels result in 254 million tons of trash every year.” Courtney Schwartz, Cottage Care

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